JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An advocacy group says gay and lesbian students at a south Mississippi school are subjected to bullying and harassment from other pupils and faculty.
The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter Thursday to the Moss Point School District on behalf of Destin Holmes.
Holmes is a former student who says she was bullied and humiliated at Magnolia Junior High School.
The school district did not immediately respond to a message Thursday.
Holmes and her family say school administrators did not stop the bullying when she was an eight-grader. They also claim a principal used a gay slur.
Holmes, 16, says she's now being home-schooled.
The SPLC says the school should "implement a plan to comprehensively address the hostile environment" or face a lawsuit.
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